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Just after 1 a.m. on Wednesday, all of a sudden, the spectacular fall of Adrian M. Fenty was complete.
D.C.’s young mayor, who hobnobbed with the president and swam in the Potomac, spiraled from the upper echelons of District politics with an apparent stunning loss to Council Chairman Vince Gray in this city's Democratic mayoral primary. With 128 precincts of 143 reporting, Gray was leading 59,285 votes to Fenty's 50,850.
Fenty had acomplished much in four years, but his no-holds barred style of leadership left many bitter in his wake, and stymied his bed for a second term, a second chance: "No one
could have predicted this," he said.
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